After their stunning SNL Performance at the end of 2020, rock and roll mainstays Foo Fighters announced the upcoming release of their 10th studio album “Medicine at Midnight”. Now, on January 14, which is frontman Dave Grohl’s 52nd birthday, the Seattle band released the upcoming record’s third single, “Waiting on a War”.
Dave Grohl shared sentiment about the writing of the new single on the band’s social media. Grohl explained the fear of war he felt as a child and how his “youth was spent under the dark cloud of a hopeless future”. He continued to tie the sentiment into a conversation he had last year with his 11-year-old daughter, who asked him, “Daddy, is there going to be a war?”
Grohl realized she was under the same cloud of fear and despair he was as a child and needed to show her the hope she had in her future. Grohl shared, “Every day waiting for the sky to fall. Is there more to this than that? Is there more to this than waiting on a war? Because I need more. We all do.” The Foo Fighters singer and guitarist continued, “This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does.”
“Medicine at Midnight” is set for release via Roswell Records on February 5, 2020. You can listen to “Waiting on a War” here and read Dave Grohl’s full statement on the track via the Foo Fighter’s Twitter account.